Solving tricky riddles can be fun. However, did you know that correctly answering this simple test will benefit your brain as well as being fun? It’s true! Today’s math riddle is a challenge that will give your brain a boost and it’s fun for everyone in your household. Anyone of any age can try this out!

There’s no question- some math is tricky and complex. Thankfully, the math we’re doing today isn’t either of those things. Well, it may be tricky at first, but at least the principle behind the riddle is basic. If you can do simple math, you can do this challenge. Plus, once you’ve completed this simple test, it will build your confidence to try more math riddles.

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Australian research published in 2011 found that playing maths games gives a significant boost to learning, with 83% of students and 100% of teachers reporting a marked improvement. Games were also reported to increase the enjoyment of maths and boost confidence. These kinds of challenges help with other skills besides math as well, like problem-solving, logical thinking, mental fluency, perseverance, ability to cope with failure, and even use of language,” reports The School Run.

With all of these benefits, it’s hard to believe these puzzles can be fun too. But they are! So, let’s get to today’s math riddle and see if you can solve this simple test.

## Can you Solve this Simple Test?

If we look at the image above, we can see the puzzle we need to solve is: 5+5+5+5 = 555. In order to make this correct, we need to add one line somewhere in this equation. So, where do you think it should go?

You only get one chance to get this right on the first try. The instructions were pretty clear too. There is only one line, and we need to place it within the equation to make the total correct. Do you think you have the right answer yet? Take your time to think this over, and remember this is more than a math puzzle. These types of challenges require you to use your brain and logic as well.

We know this one might have fooled some of you, so if you got the answer right you deserve a prize! Are you ready to see if you have the correct solution to this simple test? If you aren’t too sure, go back and double-check your work. Then, when you are ready, scroll down to see the correct result.

## Solution

Okay, here we go! The answer to the math riddle is below. Make sure you have your answer ready so you can compare the two. We hope you got it right!

To get the answer of 555, you need to add a line as a diagonal next to the first plus sign. This will turn that plus sign into a 4. So, the math equation then becomes 545+5+5=555 which is correct.

Wow, that one was a little tricky, wasn’t it? Maybe we all need to sharpen our brains a bit more with some other logic puzzles!

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